Wes received a Starbucks gift card from someone a few weeks ago, and last night he took us all out to have a little treat. We don't do Starbucks too often, and one reason I never got too thrilled to go there is because there was nothing there for a diabetic except plain old coffee, with maybe a shot or two of sugar-free vanilla syrup thrown in. Eventually they added some other sugar-free syrups, such as hazelnut or cinnamon. That jazzed things up a little. But last night, I saw on the menu board a Skinny Vanilla Latte. So I asked the cashier (is the person running the register also a barista?) if I got that Skinny Vanilla Latte with sugar-free vanilla, is there any other sugar at all in the drink? She replied, "Anything labeled as 'skinny' is made with no sugar added and nonfat milk." So I said, "Let's do it!" and within minutes I had my first vanilla latte! Which leads to my other gripe with Starbucks: their coffee/espresso drinks are always so strong I feel like my head's gonna fly off after the first sip!
Anyway . . . Starbucks is catching on that diabetics like to have an overpriced caffeinated treat every now and then too! ;)
Photo courtesy of Starbucks.